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Humans have just one superpower—the power to create.

“If we closely observe the activities of nature, we will find that there is only one process going on. And that process is one of continuous creation, of procreation, of creating new and different self-forms.” -Osho

We are life, and of course the same is true of us. We were given these minds and bodies for one purpose: the purpose of creating.

Let’s start with the sex drive. The need for sex is nothing other than the most basic urge to create. To resist sexual desire is to resist life. Why not accept and embrace it fully? How can we rise to the higher forms of creation if we cannot even embrace the most basic?

Moving beyond this most basic power, we have a superpower—creative powers far exceeding any known life form. We have hands to make things, minds to imagine what does not yet exist, and language powerful enough to make concepts felt and understood. We can write, speak, make music, develop technology, paint, draw, invent systems, entertain, inform…we are perfectly designed life forms and there’s almost nothing we can’t do.

So what do we do with this superpower? Here’s the thing: the mind is always creating and teaching. We have no choice. Even when you are completely uninspired; perhaps watching television, gossiping, or arguing—you are still creating. You may be creating negative stories in your mind, problems, or issues—but you are creating! Anything done in the egoic state is, of course, a miscreation. To remain in the ego is to fall beneath your calling and potential while creating misery for yourself and others.

To know spirit is to let your powers inspire you just as they inspire us all. You are extraordinary. Embrace your power to create and know what it is for. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Where can I find protection?

This persistent feeling of vulnerability is the consequence of separation. For the thousands of years since the fall—by this I mean the original separation, the rise of the ego and all of civilization that has followed—we have been driven mad by the dreadful fear that flows from what seems to be unavoidable impermanence and vulnerability.   

If there were a different way—a way to feel completely safe and protected—would we not choose it?

There is a choice and it is between the two opposing masters of ego and spirit. These separate thought systems and states of being cannot understand each other. By choosing one, the other is instantly thrown away. One brings peace and joy. The other brings chaos and disaster. What is the purpose of what you have chosen? What is it for?

The ego does seek protection in the form of safety, knowledge, abundance and love. But this the ego cannot deliver. True protection must be lasting and the realm of the ego is temporary, changing, and unstable. The only result of egoic doing is vulnerability, which may be the source of all fear and suffering.

Spirit is eternal and delivers permanent protection. Awaken to spirit and your soul is freed from fear because you are no longer vulnerable to anything of this world. You are aligned with true power and full knowledge, which comes to you in the energy of love. This is a light that never dims and cannot be threatened. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.    

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If you had a choice, would you choose suffering or joy? (Eckhart Tolle)

If you think about recent history, turn on the news, or even watch a popular movie, you instantly realize that the world is in a state of madness and insanity. It would seem perfectly natural to react with negative feelings such as fear and outrage. But, as Eckhart Tolle explains in The Power of Now, “Sanity is there underneath the madness. Healing and redemption are available right now.”

How can this be? We are taught to seek change by fighting the system or trying to change others. Experience tells us that this is impossible. Thus, we learn to give-up and give-in to suffering, despair, and complaint. Uninspired, we live as if we have no power and no influence.

Yet, “If you really knew deeply that everything is okay, which of course is true, then would you have those negative feelings in the first place?” Madness cannot be cured by negativity. Violence cannot be ended through attack. To heal ourselves is the only power we have; yet this is the only power great enough to heal the whole world. We need only access the power of now.

Now, look not at your life situation or the state of the world. Look only at your actual present moment in this time and place. Start with full acceptance of what is in your reality, here and now. Breathe. Are there any problems now? Learn to live from this place. If your present moment is not okay, you have three options: leave, change it, or accept it. Whatever the outcome of your decision, accept it. Have patience, follow your intuition, have faith.

Learn to live from a place beneath the insanity. Until then, nobody is going to take away your right to suffer. If this is what you want, you are free to suffer. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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The ego judges only in terms of threat or non-threat to itself. (A Course in Miracles).

The basis of the ego’s insanity is its selfish dedication to self-preservation—even if this comes with great effort and pain. Any form of diminishment is a threat to the ego. Being wrong, insulted, perceived as inferior, not getting what it wants, or losing any contest may result in an embarrassing childlike tantrum. At some point, we’ve all been there. “What came over me?” you may ask days later. It was the ego merely doing what it does.

On a more serious level, loss of a job, a relationship, fame, physical beauty or wealth will likely result in a state of depression. In this state, the ego becomes so fearful and hopeless that a person may make the error of abusing drugs or alcohol to numb the pain or, in the most extreme cases, even suicide to attempt to end it.

There is only one way to end the pain and suffering caused by the ego. Ironically, the only escape is what the ego fears most—the death and destruction of it by the real you. This ultimate diminishment of the ego is the awakened consciousness flowing through you—brought with the simple realization that you are not your ego and that the ego need not be.

To live in the egoic state is normal in this world, but as A Course in Miracles states, this need not be. Where you look to find yourself is up to you. Let your ego kick and scream for a while as it dies this slow death, but all nightmares end when we awaken. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.  

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Is acceptance and forgiveness a form of weakness?

As Eckhart Tolle explains, “Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within. Secondary reality without.”

What kinds of thoughts is your mind thinking? What do you feel? Direct your attention into the body. Is there any tension? Once you detect some unease, “See in what way you are avoiding, resisting, or denying life by denying the now.”

Are you resisting your job? Resenting a person who is close to you? Unable to forgive? Do you fear losing something you believe defines you? Unwilling to do what you are expected to do? Feel and accept the emotion. Is this an energy you would choose to have inside you? Maybe what you feel is justified or true, but nonetheless you are resisting what is. By resisting, you are creating negativity within yourself and harming yourself. You have a choice.

You are free, and liberation starts by looking inward, at your inner state. This can only be done with an intense awareness of the now. Liberate your inner world, then begin to change the situation on the outside. From presence, you begin to act in love and harmony. You speak your beautiful truth, you serve others wisely and effectively, you help, you listen. But you cannot do any of this while resisting what is.

Acceptance clears the path to liberation, which leads to inspiration and which leads to the possibility of real change. Acceptance is not a form of weakness; it is a source of power and strength. But even if you cannot change the outside, so what? “Nothing real can be threatened. When this is your state of being, how can you not succeed? You have succeeded already.” We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Quotes taken from The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle   


You have never failed

Yesterday we realized how ego fails and spirit persists. Now with clear eyes, we see that failure is nothing more than a misguided decision—a meaningless choice to throw your hands up in frustration and give up. Today we undo decisions of failure.

If you believe you have failed, you’re not done yet. Go back. Inject spirit into problematic relationships and endeavors. Revive, reincarnate, resurrect those failures with consciousness. Creative action done from the place of consciousness cannot fail and will persist eternally. Just keep going.

How do we keep going to undo past failures? With unconditional, limitless love. With present-moment awareness. With meditation. We now recognize that the state of being is what matters, not the quantity of doing. We now connect with essence identity each day. We do and act from this place while remaining at the center of the wheel. If your doing feels fun, stress-free, and effortless, then you are creating from spirit. If not, stop doing anything and get to that place.

Why do we need to go back and undo past failures? Because through those problematic relationships, projects, and endeavors you have learned unique skills and abilities. Those experiences, which are unique to your mind and body, were given to you for a purpose. Escape the ego, surrender, and allow spirit to use your skills and abilities to serve all of humanity.

Maybe moving forward is as simple as going back to undo failure. This is healing. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Ego quits, while spirit persists

To play the ego game is to devote your life energy to a game that cannot be won. Ego is a fool’s game that will lead you into failure by design.

Ego is out-of-control mind activity and perception. Constantly interpreting and reinterpreting, it’s arguments and strategies are never consistent. Never certain of the course or how to get there, the ego reacts with fear, confusion, paralysis, procrastination and inaction. Utterly clueless and useless, it still attempts to get what it wants through attack, image-projection, boastfulness and dishonesty.

Despite its inability to create anything of value, ego-driven doing always expects immediate results. When results are not immediate, others are blamed and the egoic person gives up.

Spirit is knowing. Anything created through spirit endures eternally. This includes not only creative pursuits, projects and business ventures—but also relationships. When a person awakens to spirit and lives from this place, all doing is directly connected to knowing.

Anything created in spirit is designed for the soul. On the level of the soul, we are eternally all the same. Spirit-based creating, therefore, is successful because it is embraced by everyone forever on the level of the soul.

Furthermore, spirit never gives up. Because it is love, it gives without conditions or expectations. Time is not real to spirit, so from here patience is limitless. Learn to live from spirit and you will never fail again. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.   

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Read more about ego here.


Is there joy, ease, or lightness in what I am doing? (Eckhart Tolle)

Yesterday we discussed the difference between making from the ego and creating from the depth of consciousness. As we go through our days, as we strive toward our goals and do what we do, how can we know whether we are creating or merely making?

Eckhart Tolle explains, “If there is no joy, ease, or lightness in what you are doing, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to change what you’re doing. It may be sufficient to change the how. ‘How’ is always more important than ‘what’. See if you can give more attention to the doing than to the result you want to achieve from it.”

Humanity is currently going through the greatest shift in ages—the shift from the fallen, mind-dominated state to an awakened state. To reach this state on an individual level is called salvation, atonement, enlightenment, awareness, and there are many other words used to describe the awakened state. But what happens when a critical mass of the population reaches this state together?

To reach this state on a massive scale is called the consciousness revolution—which is the only real revolution and humanity’s only chance of survival. Any revolution that involves attacking or trying to destroy a problem will fail to produce the desired result. The consciousness revolution attacks nothing. Through it, we quietly create a new Earth by simply forming honest and accepting relationships and then creating together in harmony from a place of joy, ease, and lightness. We live and create from a place of feeling good. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Normal is insane

You feel it, don’t you? When you try to conform to the expectations of society, when you care about the opinions and judgments of others. You don’t feel well. Your energy sinks. You want to leave the situation. You need space to be alone.

You tell yourself to try harder, to get it together, but you feel like a misfit. You hide your truth, you lie, you pretend, and all because you are afraid. Guess what? This is normal. Normal is insane.

Stress. Conflict. Competition. Status. Possessions. Crime. War. Corruption of institutions. Nasty comments from friends. Snobbery. Complaining. Gossiping. Judgements. All normal, all insane.

There is a different way and a new normal emerging. It is being lived by an increasing number of people around the world. You can’t identify us by our fashion or tastes. We don’t belong to any particular age group, religion, or profession. We are difficult to spot unless you are looking for smiling faces, unexpected loving gestures, eyes that radiate depth and beauty from the soul, health and youthfulness even in old age. We are mostly calm, peaceful, quiet and still.

We’re learning not to preach, but if you ask us real questions, the answers will be channeled from the source of love and knowledge. We will show you the books, the meditation, the yoga, the relationship practices, the way of living that truly transcends the suffering that has been life on earth for a long time now.

The only thing special about us is that we know we are not special at all. We know that we are no different from you in all the ways that matter. We are equal, harmonious, accepting of everything, and we are quietly creating a new Earth just by being what we all are. The new normal is your true identity, your essence, your consciousness, the observer of the mind, the soul. We will meet you here. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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